Copyright Infringement and Publication Quarantines

Copyright is the right of an author of a creative work to prevent others from using that work, including copying it.

Why is my publication quarantined?

Your publication has been quarantined because we were notified that the uploaded publication infringes on someone’s copyright.

If you don’t own the copyrights for the publication you uploaded OR have not received permission from the rights holder to upload the publications, your publication will be taken down once we receive a report from the rights owner or their representative.  You also risk being sued by the copyright owner.


What happens when you receive a copyright infringement notice?

We are required by law to take down the publication once we have been notified of the copyright infringement (see Digital Millennium Copyright Act).

If you persist in uploading unauthorized content, we will, pursuant to our Repeat infringer policy, ban you from using issuu.


My publication has been been quarantined. What do I do?

1. If you believe your content has been taken down in error, please so inform us.  In order to comply with the DMCA, your counter-notification must include items a)-d) of our counter-notification guidelines below:

If you elect to send us a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication that includes the following (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):

a) A physical or electronic signature of the user.

b) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

c) A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

d) The user’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the user consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which issuu may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

2. If you would like to delete your quarantined publication, please follow the instructions in this help article - How do I delete a publication? 

For more information about issuu's policies, please read our Terms of Service.


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